I am always amazed at the fact that I have followers, friends who I know better through their writings than I know many passing through my life. With regular writing, this collection of friends has grown. I decided my friends deserved a little extra hospitality. I have therefore, changed my theme, and used a picture of the Ohio River and the blue and green bridges between Ohio and Ashland, Kentucky.
Welcome, I hope you enjoy what I have to offer.
If you have been blogging for a while, you may have noticed that some blogs just quietly disappear. Some fight their way back, like me. I had a false start six years ago, writing a few posts, read by a few family members. I had no idea how to attract readers. I had no idea what to write about. Time and a little patience did not occur to me. I wanted results now. Of course, my aging parents and their declining health may also have had an influence on my desire to write.
After a long 4 year break, just as I was re-awakening to the world around me after my parents’ deaths, Robin Williams died and I was moved to write a post. There were a few posts about events in our country and from around the world, but the personal was still tender. This was two years ago. I wrote close to 80 posts, and was found by some followers that I now think of as friends.
That was last year, and this year I nearly fizzled out again. My postings dropped from a couple of times a week, to only a few a month from November through June, without a single posting in March. I ran out of safe topics, and world events were going crazy.
I am digging up the bones of my life and putting them back together, into more personal posts. The twinkle has returned to my eye and I play with my words, and experiment with styles and types of writing. At times I am amazed by an elegant turn of phrase. World events are still crazy, and perhaps they always are crazy, but now I am writing most days. I am finding joy in my writing.